Our Emotional Compass

Our Emotional Compass

Emotions - we all have them; they are a natural part of our human experience. They can run high, low, deep and can even overwhelm us at times. We have been taught very little when it comes to the power of our emotions, and how to effectively experience them. They hold so much power, and when we fully experience the full spectrum of emotions in the healthiest form possible, we are then able to fully experience life in all its beauty.

What people tend to do is categorize emotions and begin to label them as “good”, “bad” and “painful”. When really, they are simply a feeling to be felt that is temporary, that will pass as we continue with our day-to-day experiences that trigger another emotional response. When we are experiencing joy or find ourselves in what we consider to be a positive state of being, we decide that we are feeling “good”, so we then put ourselves into the “good box” of emotion. Then when we are in a time of sadness, grief, pain and/or anger, we tend to box ourselves up in the “bad” or “negative” box which we don’t like or appreciate that much, leaving the self extremely uncomfortable, vulnerable, and desperately wanting to get back to the feeling “good” box as quickly as one possibly can.

emotionsThis can lead us to want “quick fixes”, options that numb ourselves to the painful experiences because we lack the resources that allow us to effectively work through the believed “painful” emotions, which can literally teach us so much about who we are and provide us with an opportunity to become more empowered as a person.

When we put labels on experiences such as “good”, “bad”, “positive” and “negative”, we end up playing a tug of war inside the self. We can put pressure on the self to be what we consider to be “good”. When we are not feeling “good”, we end up judging and critiquing the self harshly, buying into a false belief that we are “bad”, maybe even a “negative person”, feeling worse about the self. When this happens, to avoid these not-so-great feelings, one can choose to suppress the believed “bad” emotions, creating a false sense of “good” to avoid pain, misery, judgment, and resisting the “bad” box once again. Who can relate to this?

We are conditioned to believe that if we cry, we are “weak” or possibly being “too sensitive”. If we show anger, we are believed to be “mean”. If we are feeling “sad” we are clinically depressed and so on (when emotions have not been addressed and they become pent up, we are not in a natural flow or balance). We are meant to experience all emotions. They are signs that help direct us back on course when it comes to authenticity and our purpose. When we do not understand our emotions, how to work with them, move through them in a safe and healthy form and are limited with our resources, one can experience discomfort, doubt, and confusion that can lead one down the path of being fearful of exploring the self at a deeper level, believing it will be dreadful, painful, and scary. The most unfortunate thing about this process is you end up losing out on the opportunity of really getting to know yourself at the deepest level and all the while limiting your emotional experience. You can’t fully experience and appreciate joy without knowing the pain in some form. Pain holds beauty and wisdom outbursts that continue to happen because these feelings are being suppressed. We can have emotional outburst.

An emotional outburst is a reactive response to the pent-up emotions being held below the surface. It is their way of trying to draw our attention to our core, so we can address the root of what’s bothering us. If one chooses not to, they will continue to experience emotional outbursts in a variety of forms. “A quick fuse” losing their temper quite quickly and easily, being “extremely sensitive”, possibly “bursting into tears at the drop of a hat”, “shutting down” and isolating the self due to an overwhelming feeling of emotions to the point that one finds it extremely difficult to be around other people.

Our thoughts and feelings deliver messages through the nervous system. Depending on the quality of our thoughts (high vibrational or lower vibrational), we are creating either a stressful or harmonious response in our physical state. When one is feeling something strong enough, they are responding as though they are reliving the experience. This can be exhausting and/or exhilarating, depending on what that experience holds for them.

Imagine what life can be like being fully aware of, and able to navigate through each of your emotions that pop up. Appreciating their value and being able to move through them in the smoothest form possible holds power. When we tend to bottle up emotions, they are using a lot more energy than necessary, as they are holding space by keeping them in storage. This creates stress on the mental, emotional, and physical body. When we perceive these emotions as painful and choose to box them up, we are giving the signal that these are harmful, and the physical body will respond by tightening up to protect itself - a state of stress - Fight, Flight or Freeze.

When we change how we are thinking, shifting the preconceived notions of good or bad, release the judgment, embrace the whole of the experience, we can then allow the emotions to flow freely, trusting that they are not harmful, they are simply a feeling that needs and wants to be felt, so it can be released for one to grow from. In doing so, this allows a person to open to higher vibrations of love energy, being able to receive more of this energy, therefore, allowing one the freedom to give and display more love towards the self - extending this powerful energy outwards affecting everyone and everything in a positive way, at some degree. One may not allow themselves to accept love, but there is no denying the feeling of love when it is present. Love simply touches us on so many levels.

We are made with the love and light of our creator. We are supposed to experience love at the highest level possible and on all levels. Our experiences shape us and allow us the opportunity to learn more about ourselves and other people to richen our experiences, learn about love, grow it, and give it, while we are blessed with this amazing gift of the human experience - life. When we are open to understanding the self at deeper levels, making the most of each opportunity to learn and grow, we are in essence, doing our work here on earth. The rest is simply all part of the process of living life to our fullest potential.

ebrtThis is where Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Energy Brain-Repatterning Technique (EBRT) comes in.

Neuro-linguistic programming encompasses the three most influential components involved in human communication and the stories we create for ourselves. NLP comprises neurology, language, and programming.

Energy Brain-Repatterning Technique (EBRT) is a culmination of three effective mind-body concepts and techniques. The concepts and techniques involved are energy medicine, psychoneuroimmunology, and cranial osteopathy. These three powerful techniques and concepts will help the individual finally unlock the barriers that prevent them from healing. 

When you are experiencing a dysfunctional state, especially for a prolonged period – examples can include anxiety, stress, phobia or chronic pain – it can eventually lead to a stagnation and alteration of your health and energy balance; and be felt as "dis-ease" within the body. To effectively return the body to balance and optimal health, we need to consider all the variables that can affect mind, body, and soul.

Used to treat several conditions, ERBT liberates the tissues and balances the body's various systems, which will allow the flow of energy to resume, therefore facilitating the body's inherent, or natural healing capacity, and an eventual return to a healthy state of being on all levels.

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